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Version 0.22 of GNU Ocrad released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: Version 0.22 of GNU Ocrad released
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:08:44 +0200
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I am pleased to announce the release of GNU Ocrad 0.22.

Ocrad is the GNU OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program and library.

The homepage is at

The sources can be downloaded from or from your favorite GNU mirror.

The md5sum is:
e84f0fb0dcd9b7b067201f9a3b89e06c  ocrad-0.22.tar.lz

This release is also GPG signed. You can download the signature by appending ".sig" to the URL.

Changes in version 0.22:

  * Scaling and smoothing are now made before thresholding.

* Character recognition has been improved. (D-O, H-N, O-Q, V-Y, merged TT).

  * New library function OCRAD_set_utf8_format.

  * Small improvements have been made in the manual and in the man page.

* Quote characters in messages have been changed as advised by GNU Coding Standards.

  * The configure script now accepts options with a separate argument.

* Configure option "--datadir" has been renamed to "--datarootdir" to follow GNU Standards.

  * The target "install-bin" has been added to the Makefile.

Please send bug reports and suggestions to address@hidden

Antonio Diaz, GNU Ocrad author and maintainer.

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